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What is male breast reduction?

Gynecomastia can be caused by genetics, hormonal imbalances, or induced by certain medications or drugs, but one thing is certain: true gynecomastia fails to respond to changes in diet or exercise. The condition most often requires intervention with a male breast reduction in Beverly Hills.

Gynecomastia treatment in Beverly Hills can help restore a flat, firm and toned appearance to the male chest, adding more definition and streamlining the silhouette.

A successful male breast reduction procedure can help the patient to feel a sense of pride in their appearance and the confidence to go anywhere anytime without having to worry about covering up with baggy clothing.

5 Things To Know About Gynecomastia

  1. Over 65% of men will experience gynecomastia (so-called “man boobs”)
  2. The excess breast tissue can cause insecurity, discomfort and sometimes pain
  3. Gynecomastia can have many different causes
  4. The condition can affect one or both breasts
  5. More than 24,000 men underwent treatment for gynecomastia in 2018 alone!
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What is the male breast reduction procedure?

Your gynecomastia treatment in Beverly Hills will help with achieving a flatter, more masculine chest appearance.

  1. The following surgical options are available:
    • Direct excision of excess breast tissue or skin (man boobs)
    • Liposuction to remove fatty tissue
    • Nipple procedures to correct inversion or reduce the size
    • Or a combination of the above techniques
  2. Gynecomastia procedures usually leave minimal to no scarring.
  3. Outpatient procedure, typically performed under local OR general anesthesia.
  4. Short recovery period with minimal discomfort (1-2 weeks).
  5. Gynecomastia surgery has a very high satisfaction rate.

Can male breast reduction be performed with liposuction?

For some, liposuction is all it takes to reduce the size of male breasts. This technique is successful when the enlarged breast size is due to fatty tissue alone and the skin of the upper chest has retained flexibility. If the oversized male breasts is the result of excess glandular tissue, it must be surgically removed to reshape and contour the chest. For extreme cases of over-developed male breasts, a combination of nipple reduction, liposuction and breast tissue removal may be performed to achieve the most optimal results.

Will there be any visible scarring?

There may be some visible scarring if incisions were placed. If incisions are made around the areola, the scars are far less visible once healed. Dr. Lee’s meticulous techniques and custom scar rehabilitation plans leave most patients very pleased with the final appearance of their scar.

What are the benefits of male breast reduction?

  • Helps achieve a flatter, more chiseled chest appearance
  • Improves self-confidence in one’s appearance
  • Reduces unsightly bulging and fatty tissue
  • Slims and tones the silhouette
  • Long-lasting, sustainable outcome
  • Minimal scarring
  • Expedited recovery
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Who is a Good Candidate?

Nipple Surgery


Those concerned about the size, shape and/or projection of the nipple/areola.

Direct Excision Gynecomastia Surgery

Those with enlarged breasts caused by excess glandular breast tissue.

Gynecomastia Surgery With Liposuction

Those suffering from excess fatty tissue of the chest.

Male Breast Reduction Before & Afters

Browse our before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

What will my recovery entail?

Recovery will depend on the techniques used by Dr. Lee during surgery, and on your own natural healing abilities. You will be fitted with a compression garment after your treatment in order to help minimize swelling and maintain your new, improved chest contour.

You can resume your regular workouts at the gym within 3-5 weeks. Dr. Lee will provide each client with further, detailed aftercare instructions at their preoperative appointment before surgery.

Why choose PERK Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills?

  • Award-winning, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Unfaltering commitment to artistry, innovation and safety
  • Modern, compassionate and inclusive practice environment
  • Friendly, knowledgeable support staff
  • Nuanced, natural-looking results
  • Customized approach with each client
  • State-of-the-art technology and world-class equipment
  • Convenient Beverly Hills location and concierge amenities

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